If you are looking for a new desk lamp don’t go to Walmart, get out some hand tools (or a CNC or Laser Cutter) out and make your own. This crazy Wooden LED Desk Lamp Project design was done by jeff-o. He installed a 3 watt LED in the head for a nice amount light.
“The majority of the lamp is made of 1/4″ and 1/2″ Baltic Birch plywood. I love using this stuff to make things – a quick skim of my other Instructables will confirm that! It’s strong and stable and easy to cut – and it’s made of a renewable resource! Everything is designed to be cut out of either 1/4″ or 1/2″ plywood. Since there are many identical parts, you can stack the 1/4″ wood and cut it in pairs. Not only is this faster, it also ensures that the joints are precisely aligned (this is important for the arms and joints especially).”